The company will start selling the dog-like robots in 2019, likely to businesses for use as a camera-equipped security guard. On the other hand, while the company hasn't revealed the pricing yet, they have said that the latest SpotMini prototype costs 10 times less to build as compared to the iteration before it. SpotMini is even able to navigate stairs.
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This meant that the United Kingdom government was unable to sell of any of its shares in the company. But the settlement still needs to be finalised, with further details set to be negotiated.
The video also shows him jumping over logs, and while it definitely slows him down - he has to stop first and then jump - he does it without issue.
Boston Dynamics knows exactly how to get our attention, and the firm's latest two videos show its robots self-navigate both inside and outside. The terrain outside is uneven, and elevated at certain points. Atlas is the same robot we saw doing back flips previous year. Most of Boston Dynamics' robotics research had been applied in the military until Google bought the Waltham, Massachusetts, company in 2013.